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Its got me beat !!

By gbrownlee ·
I just returned from holidays and before I left, I thought I had rid my system of virus dialer.x.x.

I just went on line and updated AVG (free edition), ad-aware and spy bot. In this short period of time, my system was reinfected.

I have searched my registry and used windows explorer and found some suspicous entries which I have deleted; and yet the virus returns every time I access the web (within 15 minutes). Obviously there is something in my system that is calling home, but I cannot find it and I have already wasted countless hours trying to do so.

I do not wish to repartion and format my HDD; my internet access is POTS and updating all my software will take 8 hrs (max. file tranfer rate 2.6 KBytes/sec.)

System specs: XP Home,adaware,browserhijacker blaster, spybot, hijackthis, noadware, stinger, cwshredder, dsostop2. I also previosly tried trial versions of other related software.

System restore is not in use and I have found an index.dat file that I cannot remove, Also, I am unable to run AVG in safe mode.

Any assistance you may be able to render will be greatly appreciated by this ole farmer.

Thank you
Greg

ps: I have also used online virus checkers etc.

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by gbrownlee In reply to

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Thankyou for your suggestion, but I have already tried that.

regards
Greg

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by Unidentified In reply to Its got me beat !!

Just make sure that u always update your scanner's reference file just like updating your virus definition.

When using trial versions of softwares keep in mind that it is limited in clout as the full version, (ad-watch in adaware is not loaded in trial version) which is sort of like Vshield.

Plus browsing the internet makes you very susceptible to this attack specially downloading files.

This may sound tasky but u always have to update and scan repeatedly

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by gbrownlee In reply to

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Thankyou for your suggestion. I always keep all of my software fully updated and use it on a daily basis.

Regards
Greg

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by Sean Khan In reply to Its got me beat !!

Have you checked Run and RunOnce in the registry? Startup? And might as well check Autoexec.nt, config.nt , win.ini, and system.ini.

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by gbrownlee In reply to

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Thank you for your suggestions. As the saying goes, been there, done that. I found nothing suspicious in these files.

Regards Greg

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by Pocono In reply to Its got me beat !!

Rural,

Try this. go to Hauriusa.net and download the trial version of Hauri Anti Virus. Make sure to update the virus defs.

Then...disable your system restore
scan with hauri and delete all files that it catches, clean your cache, temp files, history folder, cookies folder, recycle bin, reboot, then re-enable system restore.

Good Luck~!!

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by gbrownlee In reply to

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Thank you for the suggestion. I just finished scanning my system with the virus checker you recommended and it didn't help any. AVG is still the only one that finds the virus.

As for the rest, I always do those things everytime I go offline.

Regards
Greg

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